Banana and rolled oats chocolate chips Cookies

A few bananas too “black” to even contemplate eating, a desire for “healthy” biscuits to take round a friend for coffee et voilà!



  • 2 small or 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 60g light brown sugar
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 150g plain flour
  • 180g rolled oats
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ½ scant tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla
  • 100g chocolate chips or cranberries etc….


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/ 160°fan/ Gas 4 and get 2 baking trays ready
  • In a large bowl mix the first 5 ingredients at medium speed until smooth
  • Add the egg and beat well
  • In another bowl, put the flour, oats, soda, salt and ground vanilla together and stir with a whisk
  • Add it to the first bowl and mix on medium speed (I found vigourously by hand worked better for me) until well blended
  • I divided the batter between the 2 bowls and added chocolate chips in one and dried cranberries in the other
  • Scoop or spoon the batter between the 2 trays, it makes around 20 cookies
  • Bake in the oven for about 15 to 18mn until slightly golden
  • Leave for 2mn before transferring onto a cooling rack



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